Sep1515/09/2020 9:19:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 584, autumn is definitely in the air and there is no better place to discover signs of fall then by going for a hike along a Bayfield River Valley Trail Association trail…several folks did just that last week and their hike is highlighted in this week’s photo story...

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Sep909/09/2020 9:31:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 583, we take a stroll along the village’s Main Street to see the possibilities discussed in the latest incarnation of revitalization...

 

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Sep101/09/2020 10:22:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 582, take a look at the results of the Bayfield Social Recovery Action Group’s survey and explore ways of staying social during COVID-19 in this week’s issue...

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Aug2525/08/2020 10:54:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 581, we look forward to a virtual public meeting regarding the revitalization of Bayfield’s Main Street. Presentation material will be made available on the Municipality of Bluewater’s website on Aug. 28 and feedback is welcome...

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Aug1818/08/2020 8:51:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 580, we drive-thru the fairgrounds during the 164th Bayfield Community Fair. In case you missed out on the weekend’s virtual events all of the videos shown are now available for viewing anytime at bayfieldfair.ca…and the Fair Board is already looking forward to 2021 recruiting volunteers now to make the 165th the best fair yet!

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Aug1212/08/2020 9:06:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 579, the weekend of the 164th Bayfield Community Fair has arrived and although there are notable absences - like a parade, a midway, horse shows and 4-H Club competitions, homemade pie - the fair is resilient. Volunteers haven’t kept the event alive since 1856 without constantly reinventing it and this year is no exception as the fair goes virtual. Take some time out of your weekend and visit bayfieldfair.ca to watch what volunteers have been working on the last few weeks to make “Blossoms, Butterflies and Bees” one of the most memorable fairs ever! And in our photo story, we take a stroll down memory lane and revisit Bayfield Community Fair parades from the past 10 years...

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Aug505/08/2020 9:43:00 AM by Dennis Pal

   In Issue 578, we note deadlines for entering into the virtual Bayfield Community Fair as well as ordering a chicken dinner and in our photo story we look back on 10 years of Pioneer Park Fun Runs...

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Jul2828/07/2020 9:58:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 557, we check out a new piazza designed to honor Admiral Bayfield and we recognize Blue Bayfield as ABCA’s Conservationist of the Year…have a happy, healthy and safe Civic Holiday everyone!

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Jul2222/07/2020 9:38:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 576, the ribbon is cut on the Private-Public Partnership between the Municipality of Bluewater and the Bayfield Facility Initiative Team - this celebration, six years in the making, was low-key due to COVID-19 restrictions but we’ve got our readers covered with all the details and some photos...

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Jul1515/07/2020 10:55:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 575, Friday is a big day in Bayfield, as well as all of Huron County, when Stage 3 of the provincial reopening begins! Face coverings will be required in commercial establishments, which includes, but is not limited to retail and convenience stores; malls; enclosed farmers’ markets; and business offices with space open to the public too. Remember to smile with your eyes everyone!

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Jul808/07/2020 9:24:00 AM by Dennis Pal

 In Issue 574, we celebrate our 11th anniversary of publishing the Bayfield Breeze! Thanks to our subscribers, advertisers and contributors that continue to help us be the voice of the village and surrounds...


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Jul101/07/2020 10:10:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 573, on this special Wednesday, we share these fitting words written by Alexander Muir in 1867, “Long may it wave, and grace our own blue skies and stormy weather, within my heart, above my home, the maple leaf forever." Happy Canada Day!

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Jun2323/06/2020 8:29:00 PM by Dennis Pal

 In Issue 572, summer 2020 has arrived and it looks a little different. In this era of COVID-19, is it possible to enjoy the next 91 days leading up to the autumnal equinox? We think so. Social Circles are trendy. Dining al fresco is vogue. Masks designed to match summer fashions are all the rage. Physical distancing on beaches, parks and trails are du rigueur. With patience and respect and by embracing the "new normal" this summer will fly by and that, my friends, will be no different than any other year.

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Jun1717/06/2020 2:28:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 571, this Saturday, June 20, at 5:43 p.m. summer officially arrives in this little corner of the world - may it be a season of health and happiness for everyone...

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Jun1616/06/2020 8:01:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 570, we are pleased to announce that Bayfield, well, all of Huron County actually, will be entering Stage 2 of the provincial reopening on Friday! Please remember to be patient and kind with staff in the stores and on the patios as everyone learns to adjust to protocols for keeping everyone safe, healthy and happy...

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Jun202/06/2020 10:22:00 PM by Dennis Pal

 In Issue 569, in this world of chaos, confusion and fear, please remember to take a moment to breathe and then make a conscious choice to be kind...

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May2626/05/2020 11:54:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 568, we offer a little PSA from the Huron Perth Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Miriam Klassen, “As places start to re-open, I ask that everyone be patient and considerate as businesses, services and public locations put measures in place to keep everyone safe.” In essence - smile even when wearing a mask - your eyes will reflect your intention toward kindness...

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May2020/05/2020 12:27:00 AM by Dennis Pal

 In Issue 567, Ontario entered into Stage 1 of their COVID-19 Recovery Strategy this week meaning some of those shuttered small businesses in the village and surrounding communities are starting to open following protocols designed to keep everyone safe and healthy…let’s remember them when shopping needs arise and do our best to keep the curve planked while supporting each other...


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May1313/05/2020 12:09:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 566, Victoria Day Weekend approaches and it isn’t business as usual, please celebrate responsibly...

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May606/05/2020 8:57:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 565, we take a look at the current bridge construction from a variety of angles and learn about the peculiarities of the bridges that have shaped Bayfield’s landscape since the first one was built in 1840...

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Apr2828/04/2020 10:13:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 564, the Purple Martins have started returning to Bayfield…research indicates these lovelies winter in Brazil. Does this mean they need to self-isolate in their new apartment complex for two weeks? Anyone willing to porch drop some insects?

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Apr2121/04/2020 11:27:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 563, #NovaScotiaStrong...

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Apr1414/04/2020 10:00:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 562, five weeks have transpired since COVID-19 became the top story of the day with very little sign of abating from the headlines…people working and studying from home are now having trouble remembering what day it is…well folks, we are here to remind you that it’s Wednesday!

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Apr707/04/2020 11:13:00 PM by Dennis Pal

 In Issue 561, the village comes together during the COVID-19 crisis - sewing masks, shopping for others, launching Bayfield Eats for Hospitality Relief and raising funds for food banks with The Front Porch Project…the blessings of Easter truly abound in the spirit of this community...


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Mar3131/03/2020 11:13:00 PM by Dennis Pal

 In Issue 560, today is April Fool’s Day, according to Wikipedia, it is an annual custom that on Apr. 1st practical jokes and hoaxes are played on people with jokesters often exposing their actions by shouting "April Fools" at the recipient. Not this year, people, not this year...


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Mar2525/03/2020 12:38:00 AM by Dennis Pal

 In Issue 559, "Listening is your duty and staying home is your way to serve.” - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on how we can all work together to flatten the curve of COVID-19. 


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Mar1717/03/2020 11:15:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 558, when in my last issue in this very space I wished everyone the best of luck for the week, I really had no idea how appropriate those words be...

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Mar1010/03/2020 11:15:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 557, this adapted meme from Social Media seems appropriate at this time: Just a warning - this week started with changing the clocks, moved to a full moon and ends with a Friday the 13th….best of luck everyone!

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Mar303/03/2020 10:07:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 556, the Blizzard of 2020 may just have happened late last week but as the copious amounts of snow begin to rapidly melt harbingers of spring abound - the birds are chirping, green plant shoots are emerging from the earth, Maple trees have been tapped and colorful sap buckets hang from their trunks. Another welcome sign of spring, especially for Purple Martin lovers, will be the new digs recently installed at the Bayfield Harbour by volunteers. This project is the subject of this week’s photo story.

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Feb2525/02/2020 10:15:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 555, with just 23 more days until Spring officially arrives events in both the village and the county are on the rise but it isn’t time to break out the sunscreen and flip flops just yet, in fact, a toque was the fashion accessory of choice for a chilly stroll around The Square in Goderich on Saturday...  

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Feb1818/02/2020 9:54:00 PM by Dennis Pal

 In Issue 554, anyone else notice that the days are getting longer and the sunsets are lingering in spectacular fashion? It is a sign that spring is making its slow yet determined approach. Another sign is that Soup’s On is now one for the history books…didn’t score a ticket? Never fear, we have pictures...


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Feb1111/02/2020 11:10:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 553, we are sorry to report, for those that didn’t secure tickets, that the Soup’s On event at the Bayfield Town Hall has sold out well in advance of the event date (Feb. 16), however, Valentine’s Day and Family Day bookend the upcoming weekend so even if you won’t be sampling some fabulous soups at least you can look forward to a day off with your sweetheart!

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Feb404/02/2020 9:01:00 PM by Dennis Pal

 In Issue 552, soup sampling, movie viewing, music listening, book reading - all activities offered to occupy people during the months of February and March - you can find the details in this edition. And in our photo story, we head to the Bayfield Arena to watch a game or two during the ninth annual oldtimer’s hockey tournament...

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Jan2828/01/2020 10:12:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 551, folks can explore opportunities to plant trees or create wetlands with the help of the local conservation authority, and in our photo story, we learn that the world’s top Piaggio restorer is a Bayfield resident! 

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Jan2222/01/2020 10:44:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 550, the Canadian spirit preserved this week as events like the Women’s March and the BRVTA Winter Hike went on despite the weather and we have the photos to prove it! Of course the snowfall that accumulated in this the “snowbelt" was infinitesimal compared to what the residents of Newfoundland faced and for that may we be truly grateful…our thoughts are with them as they begin to dig out!

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Jan1414/01/2020 10:52:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 549, we learn about ways people can get involved in shaping the future of the village through the Citizen Advisory Committee and the Bayfield Ratepayers’ Association and in our photo story, we take one last look back at the year that was 2019...

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Jan707/01/2020 11:10:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 548, after the holiday hustle and bustle January may first appear to be a more quiet month but as you will discover in this week’s edition you can take a hike, learn some history, rise up for equality, watch a great film or simply discover how to feed the birds, and in our photo story, take a look back at the way it was in Bayfield spring and summer 2019...

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